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Re: gcc source management requirements

From: Tom Lord <lord_at_regexps.com>
Date: 2002-12-11 08:52:23 CET

       Seriously: This [smart merging] is something that's [....]
       excruciatingly difficult to get right.

I agree. (Ellision to make it clear what part I was agreeing with.)

It's orthogonal, though, to the core bit of functionality that svn
almost uniquely provides (selected files whole-tree transaction
orientation).

That's why I once suggested:

        A) Reconsidering your 1.0 path: focus on a simplified
           interface to storage mgt.

        B) Consider helping to figure out how to use svn as an arch
           back-end. In other words -- arch can be layered so that
           its good merging support and changeset mgt. support is
           orthogonal to storage mgt.

(A) falls under the general software tools admonishment to build tools
that "do one thing well".

(B) is the payoff for (A).

But it's a lot of work, of course.

-t

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